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Media hit after Pacquiao’s complete same-sex marriage comment turns viral

In this Oct. 12, 2015, file photo, Manny Pacquiao takes questions at the Asia Society in New York. Boxing star Pacquiao has created a firestorm in his home country after saying people in same-sex relationships “are worse than animals.” Pacquiao, who is running for a Philippine Senate seat, made the remark in a video posted Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, on local TV5’s election site. AP/Seth Wenig, File

MANILA, Philippines – The media was slammed after an uncut version of senatorial candidate Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao’s interview on same-sex marriage surfaced over the social media and went viral.

Facebook page "Kupal Lord" uploaded the uncut version of the interview and slammed the media for posting an off-cut video. 

"Eto ang tunay na clip! (Expletive) din ang media eh!!! Panoorin nyu bago nyu ibash si Manny Pacquiao," the caption for the video post said.

READ: Pacquiao apologizes for comments against LGBT community

 The video also sparked debate among netizens, saying Pacquiao’s statement as taken out of context.

"Sino ba tong media na nag edit ng interview? Ang linaw ng sinabi ni Manny. Mas masahol pa ang hayop sa tao. Hindi nya sinabi mas masahol pa ang hayop kaysa sa bakla or tomboy or lesbiana. Manny actually made a generalization as an example. Parang sinabi nya ang tao ay makasalanan. Which is true. Salute to Manny for his brave comments and i stand by him," Facebook user Darwin Orendain commented.  

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"Obviously Manny was taken out of context," Facebook user Gerry Barganza said. 

The video circulated after Pacquiao drew flak on social media and was hit for commenting that people in same-sex relations are "worse than animals” when asked for his views about same-sex marriage in the interview by TV5 group for its Bilang Pilipino election coverage.

He has since apologized for his comment but maintained he still stands by his belief.

The original 26 second video, which also went viral on Tuesday, only mentioned his comparison between animals and humans.  

“Common sense lang. Makakakita ka ba ng any animals na lalaki sa lalaki o babae sa babae? Mas mabuti pa yung hayop. Marunong kumilala kung lalaki, lalaki, o babae, babae. O diba? Ngayon kung lalaki sa lalaki o babae sa babae, eh mas masahol pa sa hayop ang tao,” Pacquiao said.


Manny Pacquiao on same-sex marriage

"Mas masahol pa sa hayop." Senatorial aspirant and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao had this to say when we asked him for his stand on same-sex marriage. #BilangPilipino

Posted by Bilang Pilipino on Monday, February 15, 2016

The one minute and one second uncut video version posted by Facebook page "Kupal Lord," on the other hand, began with Pacquiao saying that, as a Christian, he believes same-sex marriage is a sin when asked by the interviewer if he is for or anti same-sex marriage.

Pacquiao added that he is not condemning the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community but only the act of same-sex marriage, reiterating that it is a sin against God. 

READManny Pacquiao on same sex marriage comment: I'm telling the truth

“As Christian, bawal naman yung same-sex marriage. Ginawa ang babae para sa lalaki, ginawa ang lalaki para sa babae. Kasi para sakin ito lang, common sense lang, makakita ka ba ng any animals na lalaki sa lalaki o babae sa babae? Mas mabuti pa yung hayop, marunong kumikilala kung lalaki o lalaki, [kung] babae, babae. Oh diba? Ngayon kung lalaki sa lalaki o babae sa babae eh mas masahol pa sa hayop ang tao. Ang hayop lang, hindi talaga puwedeng magsama ang lalake sa lalake,” Pacquiao said.

"Pero I'm not condemning, I'm not condemning them -- yung [same-sex] marriage lang. Yung committing sin against God,” he added.

The video on the "Kupal Lord" page has amassed over four million views.


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Eto ang tunay na clip! Gago din ang media eh!!!Panoorin nyu bago nyu ibash si Manny PacquiaoShare nyu nadin!#KupalLord#KupalCares#SiKupalAngMayAlamCTTO

Posted by Kupal Lord on Thursday, February 18, 2016


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